Science Webinar Series

Advancing the promise of genomic medicine

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Science  08 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6235, pp. 715
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6235.715-c

Summary

Genomic technologies present powerful tools with the potential to diagnose, treat, and elucidate the underpinnings of human disease. Technological advances have allowed researchers and clinicians to apply novel approaches and gain statistical power to delve more deeply and broadly into our genomes than ever before, enabling them to discover associations between genomic variants and disease phenotypes that were previously beyond our reach. In this webinar, we will explore how genomics is currently being applied to characterize rare disease and cancer, highlight recent advances in these respective areas, and look toward the future to predict what is needed to positively impact human health.